It’s Time to Take Control of Your Life and Build your Dream Home!

A lot of people are unhappy with the home that they have. They also spend a lot of time looking for the right house, but it never happens. The main reason for this is because the perfect house doesn’t exist unless you build it yourself, so if you are ready to take control of your life or if you want to move house and make some lifestyle changes for your family then you can find out everything you need to know right here.

A Building Plot

It’s important that you track down the appropriate site for your project. More than 13,000 people manage to find the right plot for their build every single year and there are plenty of resources that are available to help you with that as well. It also helps to let any local residents you meet know that you are planning on joining their community so that they can work with you to help you understand the area. It is a good idea to have a plan for your home, and TheHousePlanShop.com is the best way for you to do this. They have hundreds of small-house plans and designs available for you to choose from.


Sorting Out Finances

One of the first things that you need to do is sort out the finance and how you are going to fund the project. If you have the finance available from the moment the project is started then this will save you a lot of time and a lot of headaches as well. There are even self-build mortgages available for you to choose from as well, so it has never been easier or more convenient for you to build your home from scratch.

Your Budget

You may watch all of these TV shows and they tell you that you can plan out everything and that when you work with the right people, it is very easy for you to get the whole thing done. This is only the case if you take a very sensible approach to your budget. It’s important that you set firm and realistic expectations when it comes to the project and this is even before you start on the design. You should also set a contingency and this should be 10% of your overall budget. This will help you cover the overall cost and it will also stop you from experiencing any delays that could be avoidable.


Planning Permission

It also helps to have planning permission in advance as well. It is helpful to do this before you get set on the location fully. If you have designed your entire house before you get your planning permission done then you may feel disappointed when you can’t get the plot when you want. If you want to avoid this then make sure that you have everything in place to facilitate your build, including the required documents.

At the end of the day, if you go through the right channels and if you do everything you can to make sure that all of the right support options are in place, you can really make the most out of your build. This includes everything that it has to offer you and your family for the future.

Disclosure: This is a contributed post.


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  1. Mindi Eden
    December 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    We have found ourselves in the same situation! Building a home ourselves seems almost extreme, but I really appreciate the info about actually doing it! Well written!

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